Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Reading

Author(s): John J. Eddleston
Genre: True Crime
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2009
Product Number: EB00755284
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783037537
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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True-life tales of bloody killings and brutal crimes wind through the dark past of this historic town on the Thames. John J. Eddleston's latest selection of notorious criminal cases takes the reader through a sequence of sensational episodes that have marred the history of Reading. His book, based on original research, recalls many grisly events and sad or unsavory individuals whose fate has hitherto been forgotten. Among the shocking crimes he reconstructs are those of the baby-farmer Amelia Dyer, the unsolved murder of Alfred Oliver, the suffocation of Beatrice Cox, the red Mini murder of June Cook, and the attempted murder of a family of five. This chronicle of the dark side of Reading's long history will be fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in the town's rich—and sometimes gruesome—past.

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